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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Some dude named "White".

Feb 01, 2017 06:50 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Too easy, I just watched a History Channel program on the Free Masons, should I post my answer or let others guess?

Because I know mine is right: JH

Feb 01, 2017 06:47 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 James Hoban

Feb 01, 2017 06:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'll follow Fred Griffin but that's not a new thing for me!!

Feb 01, 2017 07:08 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I thought I knew and as usual Fred Griffin provides the valuable response.  

Feb 01, 2017 07:04 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Mr. Google and Fred Griffin helped me with this one.  God Bless the World Wide Web and James Hoban.

Feb 01, 2017 08:23 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I cheated and Googled it so I will disqualify myself.  Good piece of trivia.

Feb 01, 2017 06:45 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We trust Fred Griffin 

Feb 02, 2017 03:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that Fred Griffin knows.

Feb 02, 2017 03:46 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Of course, Fred Griffin has your answer!  LOL Alan May's comment!

Feb 01, 2017 05:52 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Hugh Hefner?  With all the whores that pop in and out of there, it just might be Hugh.

Feb 01, 2017 03:07 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I go with the consensus, it was Fred Griffin 

Feb 01, 2017 10:24 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I am going to go with Alan Mays response, haha! Alan May

Feb 01, 2017 09:51 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The same guy who designed White Castle hamburger.

Feb 01, 2017 07:55 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Being a Mason I did know this one!

Feb 01, 2017 07:40 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't a clue without Google's help or someone here!

Feb 01, 2017 07:26 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I didn't know, but I did see the answer from some others.

Feb 01, 2017 06:58 AM
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John Duke
Staging By John - Burlington, NC
We stage your home to show it at its best!

I am afraid I don't know the answer to this question but it appears other do 

Feb 13, 2018 05:08 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

James Hoban he was Irish born architect. John Adams was the first to occupy the White House with 1st Lady Abigail

Feb 01, 2018 06:47 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

Feb 03, 2017 04:17 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had to scroll down to read the anwer. 

Feb 02, 2017 11:24 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm guessing some Russian dude.

Feb 02, 2017 09:58 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have to rely upon the memory of others.

Feb 02, 2017 05:40 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I know you're going to tell us

Feb 02, 2017 04:54 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Great question. I have no idea. I'll have to do more research on it. Sounds interesting. 

Feb 01, 2017 10:52 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I did know this because I just saw it on television

Feb 01, 2017 09:41 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - no clue!

Well, I know it, I know it..... I just Googled it...

Feb 01, 2017 09:32 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Fred is usually right so I vote for Fred

Feb 01, 2017 06:29 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

bingo answer below

Feb 01, 2017 06:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I know that one too. I guess we all know our architectural American History.

Feb 01, 2017 05:23 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

They did not have them back then.

 

Feb 01, 2017 03:42 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Used to know, but forgot. Not an important piece of information I need stuffed into my head this stage in life.

Feb 01, 2017 11:48 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I think it was a guy named Hoban.

Feb 01, 2017 09:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A relative of the then President?

Feb 01, 2017 07:36 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

James Hoban.

White House was built w/o a construction permit. When Truman was in the stairs would sudden collapse and subfloor popped as if there were ghosts inside. Most were retrofit after Truman was evicted out of the office during renovation. I have written a blog or two on it.

Feb 01, 2017 07:35 AM